Missing


Woke up today: found out I'd been missing
Woke up today: found out I'd been gone
No sign of violence
Disappeared into silence
And left no trace that I had moved on

Have you ever been missing? Have you ever been gone?
One more unknowing volunteer disappearing one morning
When you thought you were on the way home
Have you ever been lonely for something you could not name
You've been missing out on your life

Woke up today: found out I'd been missing
Could not remember my name
Looked in the mirror - I searched but nothing came clearer
I was left with no one to blame

Have you ever been missing? Have you ever been gone?
One more unknowing volunteer disappearing one morning
When you thought you were on the way home
Have you ever been lonely for something you could not name
You've been missing out on your life

I had been erased
Had been misplaced
I found another face
(Maybe it found me)
Maybe the sound of my heart scared me away from recognizing what was me
Away from improvising without a guarantee
Away from realizing what I am is what I shall be

So where do you go when you find you've been missing
Where do you go when you find you've been gone
Go run to silence and wait
And wait
And wait till the face you wear is your own

Have you never been missing?
Have you never been gone?
Were you a knowing volunteer saying "Please, let me disappear"
When out walking on the way home
Have you never been lonely for something you could not name
You've been missing
You've been missing
You've been missing out on your life
Woke up today
I woke up today
Oh, what a beautiful morning.


words/music by Tom McCormack
1994 Spotted Dog (ASCAP)



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